The Alps run through almost the entire country, out in the foothills in the Carpathian basin and shape our cultural landscape with its alpine pastures and dense forests. The practice of hunting is a large part of this culture and has a deeply rooted tradition here.
For the Austrian hunting community, it is important to hunt sustainably and to maintain a balanced game population. This is illustrated by the diversity of species and impressive density.
In the north-eastern parts, small game such as hare and pheasants are hunted, as well as the larger ungulates (red deer, roe deer, wild boar and mouflon). Whereas in the mountainous areas, chamois, ibex and marmot are found. The hunting of capercaillie, black grouse as well as foxes are especially interesting and challenging.
The hunt for a climbing professional: when hunting chamois, the hunter has to be high up. Because: The chamois can only be found at altitudes between 2000 and 3000 metres.
Exciting: Summer or winter hunting? The chamois is open for hunting from 16 July to 15 December in Salzburg and from 1 August to 31 December in Carinthia.
In summer the chamois are in the high mountains and the cover is short and yellowish. In winter the chamois moves to the upper layers of forest due to snow and lack of food and the blanket is thick and brown/white.
No matter when you hunt, there is a very good chance to succeed. A unique experience!